Okay so first things first, I went to the dermatologist today for my checkup, this will be the start of my third month. Holy crap time is flying! She said my skin is looking really good and I have to agree, I hardly have anything going on, I haven't even had to wear any make-up the last week, just tiny bits of cover-up, that has been REALLY nice. Anyways though, my derm upped my dose to 60 MG because my face still has some shine to it. She said this is probably the highest we will end up going, she said I can go up to 80 MG but she doesn't think I will need to! Awesome! I'm excited for this month. Also today was the first time that they were able to get my blood at the office instead of having to send me to a lab, so that was nice as well even though BOTH arms are bruised now because they stabbed me 3 times, damn my veins lol.
So here is where the rant part is going to begin. I am sick of reading all the people's crap on here about how accutane "isn't safe" and should be used as a last resort and blah blah blah. First of all, that's your own opinion and you probably haven't done much research or any research you HAVE done has been extremely biased because of the stigma around accutane. Accutane yes, causes some side effects, and you CAN NOT get pregnant but anyone can figure that out. However, while you are on accutane especially now, with the Ipledge program, you are being monitored through your blood and your knowledge. It is ridiculous to say someone with bad enough acne or persistent acne shouldn't go on accutane. Any medication is going have a long list of POSSIBLE side effects. Can I just stress the word possible a little more. Some people may have more problems than others and some people, like me, may have zero issues whatsoever. It depends on the person completely. Also a lot of the side effects can be completely avoided by doing the right things from the start. Drink a lot of water I guarantee you won't get headaches, muscle aches, and your skin will be a lot happier. Moisturize and moisturize again. There are a lot of products on the market and your derm can even prescribe something if your skin is super dry. I personally have been using coconut oil and that stuff does wonders. Anyways, the whole point of this crazy rant is that I think it is unfair to criticize people for the medicines they choose to be on. When your skin is bad, your whole life is affected and it's unfair, accutane is pretty much the one sure way to get rid of acne for a period or permanently. If someone wants to go on it, let them, be supportive, and if you have nothing supportive to say, don't say anything.
Sorry for the long, rant but I just needed to get that out. I'd also just like to say a little something about coconut oil. That stuff is miraculous! I rub it on my face at night and sleep with it on, I wake up and my skin looks so ridiculously healthy and pretty that I can't help but smile, also my skin is like baby-butt soft. Coconut oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients and can do your skin, hair, nails, teeth, and digestive system, a world of good. Uhm also, it makes your face or body or hair smell super nice lol. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html <---- That is a really good website describing everything wonderful about coconut oil.
Sorry this is a long jumbled post, I had a lot to say (obviously). If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, whatever feel free to respond!